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Penn State Nittany Lions guard Jalen Pickett (22) January 21, 2023 David Hague/NSN

Penn State basketball has four regular season games left, and whether it will make the NCAA Tournament is still up in the air.

But what isn’t up in the air is that Jalen Pickett is a stud.

In Penn State’s wins over Illinois and Minnesota this past week, Pickett averaged 36.5 points and eight assists, earning National Player of the Week honors for his efforts.

Pickett is nine assists away from breaking Tim Frazier’s single-season assist mark set in the 2011-12 season, and he credits his teammates for this achievement being possible.

“I’m just enjoying every game we play,” Pickett told reporters Monday. “These guys make it really fun for me, and finally getting a couple wins in a row is definitely fun. As milestones come, they just kind of happen. It’s great to look back on it, but just credit to my teammates for this one. A lot of assists have been passed out because these guys work on their game all the time and just make a lot of shots.”

As nifty as individual accolades are, getting to the NCAA Tournament matters most for Pickett and his teammates. Hear more from Pickett and teammate Cam Wynter here.

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